About Me

  • Strategic Designer
  • Front End Developer
  • Equality Champion
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I'm settled in Liverpool, UK (best city in the world). I love it here, so am keen to take on locally based projects or those where I can work remotely most of the time.

My Values

Here's some stuff I care about (it's not an exhaustive list!)

  • Inclusivity

    Whether I'm designing or coding, I want to make every website, product and interface as intuitive, inclusive and enjoyable as possible.

  • Mentoring

    I highly value learning and like to give back to others where I can. I'm particularly keen to mentor tech-curious women, non-binary people and any other minorities in our sector.

  • Animal Welfare

    A few years ago I went vegetarian because I want to treat animals well. I'm not preachy with it, I just enjoy cooking plant-based food and adore my cats.

Job History

Front end web developer

Mando AgencyNov 2020 - present

I'm working in the wider Experience Team to build components for multiple different client projects. I have a particular focus on accessibility standards, ensuring that regulated industries provide their customers with inclusive web interfaces.

Front end web & app developer

Appreciate GroupOct 2019 - Oct 2020

My work focused primarily on improving the legacy front end code of one product - Park Christmas Savings. I implemented a sass-gulp workflow, made numerous performance and accessibility improvements and worked closely with an external design agency to build out and run A/B tests on their new designs. While at Appreciate, I deepened my JavaScript knowledge and started learning React in preparation for upcoming projects.

UX designer & front end

Angel SolutionsOct 2014 - Oct 2019

Over 5 years at Angel I progressed from a junior marketing-design position to become the lead designer and front end on a mobile-first web app, as well as taking a key role in revamping modules inside large-scale web products that serve the education industry. There are too many projects to list them all, but I will be including more case studies on my projects page soon. Feel free to ask me about my work at Angel in the meantime, if you want to know more :)

Ski instructor & trip leader

Oak Hall ExpeditionsNov 2013 - Oct 2014

A little career break (although I did do a full redesign of their website while there!) Not much to say - ask me about this one if you're interested.

Head of communications & designer

Imagine If Trust / Frontline TrustSept 2006 - Oct 2013

My responsibilities were wide-ranging, covering marketing, content writing and editing, communications & PR, graphic design, website design and managing apprentices. I loved working for a charity and although I came into this role with a background in print journalism, it was here that I discovered a love of design and where I self-taught HTML, CSS and php.

Skills

UX Design

  • Inclusive Design
  • Wireframes and User Flows
  • UX Workshops
  • Adobe CC Suite
  • XD, Figma or HTML Prototypes
  • Content audits and edits
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Product Specs
  • User Interviews and Testing

Front End

  • HTML
  • Modern and legacy CSS (or scss)
  • Vanilla JavaScript, Vue.js & React.js
  • Documentation
  • Accessibility
  • Version Control Systems (Git & SVN)
  • Static Site Generators
  • HTML Email Development

Something Missing?

Ask me about it. And don’t worry, I’m always happy to learn new stuff!